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Council aims to end Dungavel row by housing failed asylum families

A pilot scheme aimed at ending the detention of children at a controversial immigration centre could be up and running by the start of the new year, it was revealed today.

Under the £150,000 project, failed asylum seekers awaiting deportation would be housed in former council houses in Glasgow before being sent back to their country of origin.

It is designed to end the incarceration of youngsters at the Dungavel facility in Lanarkshire.

Announcing the scheme, new Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy told BBC Radio Scotland: “This is a trial based on the concerns raised in particular by churches in Scotland.”

Full story at The Herald.

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